Pivot Principles: Stay at Jesus’ Feet (Mary)

Do you feel like you’re constantly changing and adjusting to a “new normal”? How can we be successful when we’re continually having to flex to the demands life throws at us? In this teaching series, we will explore the lives of biblical men and women who pivoted successfully as they followed God’s plan for their lives.

The Comfort We Recieve

What are the difficult things that you’ve walked through? Have you lost someone from a death that made grief a cruel interloper, too real and too unkind? Have you struggled with poor grades, limited opportunities and rejections from universities, causing you to be gun shy from pursuing higher education? Did you grow up in a highly dysfunctional family, maybe around family members with painful personality disorders? Have you lived with the consequences of poor financial decisions that led to bankruptcy, house foreclosure, eviction, etc.? 

Friendship with Jesus

Sarah and Isabell discuss friendship with Jesus, the hurdles faced in becoming friends with Him, and how this friendship can hold you together.

Pivot Principles: Follow Jesus (Peter)

Do you feel like you’re constantly changing and adjusting to a “new normal”? How can we be successful when we’re continually having to flex to the demands life throws at us? In this teaching series, we will explore the lives of biblical men and women who pivoted successfully as they followed God’s plan for their lives.

Levels of Connection with Jesus

Enjoy Sarah’s newest Short Sunday Sermon!! Sarah and Isabell discuss the 3 different levels of connection, describe acquaintances, the hurdles it can face, and how it can grow into something more.

Pivot Principles: Focus on God

Do you feel like you’re constantly changing and adjusting to a “new normal”? How can we be successful when we’re continually having to flex to the demands life throws at us? In this teaching series, we will explore the lives of biblical men and women who pivoted successfully as they followed God’s plan for their lives.

Lessons: 1, 2, 3

Jonah is an interesting book in the Old Testament, and the spark notes go something like this:

God tells Jonah to go to Nineveh, and he runs away from God’s directive, booking passage on a ship heading to Tarshish. A life-threatening storm ensues, and the sailors toss Jonah overboard to save themselves. A giant fish swallows Jonah and pukes him up three days later when God again tells Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach repentance. Jonah does this, and the city repents, which makes Jonah mad. He props himself on a nearby hill, waiting to see what will happen to Nineveh. God grows a plant to make some shade for Jonah, sends a worm to eat the plant, and finally a blasting hot wind. Jonah is cranky about all of this and lets God know how angry he is about the whole Nineveh fiasco, wanting the city to undergo God’s judgment.

This little book is filled with many curious events and thoughts, but here are a few simple things for your consideration and application.

The Pivot Principle

In basketball, we have a pivot foot.  This means that we have one foot anchored on the court, and we can turn our bodies, protect the ball and maintain some flexibility without “traveling” and turning the ball over to the opposing team. I like the idea of pivoting because it includes the premise of being anchored along with some adapting and flexibility to move. 

God Uses Context for Us

Watch Sarah’s latest Short Sunday Sermon! Sarah talks about Gabriel’s visit to the shepherds, their search for baby Jesus, and how Jesus is a light in the darkness.

The Holding Pattern

When I think about the idea of a holding pattern, it reminds me of airplanes that have to wait until they can land. A holding pattern also makes me think about the waiting that we do before: an appointment, getting a job, acceptance into a college / university, a decision for our profession and heaps more. some stuff that could be helpful when we find ourselves in the holding pattern season.

Jesus will Guide You

Watch Sarah’s latest Short Sunday Sermon! This time Sarah discusses the wise men’s travels and how they follow the star in the dark to get to Jesus. Even in the dark seasons of our lives, God directs us and shows us the path to light.

Jesus is the Light

Watch Sarah’s short Sunday sermons! Today Sarah teaches on how even in the darkness, Jesus is here to be the light. When Mary was pregnant out of wedlock with Jesus, that created darkness, but through it Jesus became the light.

Merry Christmas!

I suspect that you might be in full Christmas mode! This could include wrapping presents, going to parties or concerts, organizing Christmas day festivities, last-minute preparations and maybe squeezing in a Christmas Eve service to round out the holiday season.  No doubt, this is the time of year when we are very busy.  I hope that your Christmas has lots of peace in your soul regardless of the external activities that might be swirling around you in this season. 

Holy Spirit the Helper

In this short sermon nugget Sarah discusses how Holy Spirit can be our helper, comforter, and counselor if we can just say yes and accept Holy Spirit!